New Settlement Expected Today From Google, Publishers
Google Inc. and book publishers are expected to submit to a federal judge in New York today a new settlement in the 2005 copyright lawsuit over Google's book-scanning project, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. The deadline had been Monday, but U.S. District Judge Denny Chin extended it to give the involved parties more time to respond to questions related to the creation of a digital books library.
In response to the 2005 lawsuit, Google had reached a $125 million settlement with publishers that would give Google digital rights to the millions of books it has scanned as part of its Google Book Search project. But the U.S. Justice Department requested revisions, "to take into account the power Google could have over book prices as it amasses such a huge online library," according to the AP.